November 25, 2008 17:00 ET

Jonathan Davis Named President of SEMI North America

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - November 25, 2008) - SEMI today announced the appointment of Jonathan Davis to the position of president of SEMI North America effective January 1, 2009. Davis succeeds Victoria Hadfield, who is vacating the position to pursue personal interests, but will remain with SEMI in an ongoing advisory role. Davis assumes responsibility for the association's North American programs, products and services, and is responsible for relationships with SEMI members as well as industry, government and academia in the region.

"We commend Vicki for over two decades of service, building a strong public policy and government relations function at SEMI, and managing our activities in North America," said Stanley T. Myers, president and CEO of SEMI. "I respect her decision to spend more time with her family, and am pleased that she will continue to assist me as a trusted advisor."

Davis, joined the association in 1992, and has served in numerous roles, most recently as executive vice president of Global Expositions, Marketing, Communications, Market Research, and EHS. In his new role, Davis will oversee SEMI North America operations and will serve SEMI members from all regions that hold interests in the North American market for technology equipment and materials to manufacture semiconductors, photovoltaics, displays and related electronic products.

"Jonathan has been an integral part of the SEMI global executive staff, and I am very pleased that he will take on the additional responsibilities of leading our activities in SEMI North America," said Myers. "With his in-depth knowledge of the association, experience and industry relationships, Jonathan will be an asset in serving SEMI member interests in North America."

Prior to joining SEMI, Davis worked at HNTB, a national architecture and engineering firm. He earned a five-year architecture degree from the Kansas State University College of Architecture and Design, and he studied at the University of Missouri School Of Journalism. Davis is a member of the American Society of Association Executives, and the Public Relations Society of America.

SEMI is the global industry association serving the manufacturing supply chains for the microelectronic, display and photovoltaic industries. SEMI member companies are the engine of the future, enabling smarter, faster and more economical products that improve our lives. Since 1970, SEMI has been committed to helping members grow more profitably, create new markets and meet common industry challenges. SEMI maintains offices in Austin, Beijing, Brussels, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit

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